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Ferrari Crash in Singapore

Postby BillyB » Wed, 16 May 2012 9:46 am

I took a few minutes last night to read the local online news sites, and was absolutely disgusted at most of the comments made on these two sites. I have never read anything so inhumane.

Recklessness can be caused by anyone, and there are two families who have lost a loved one, regardless of who caused the crash.

Some of the most callous, evil and twisted comments I've ever read.

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http://temasektimes.wordpress.com/2012/ ... -and-taxi/
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Postby poodlek » Wed, 16 May 2012 10:10 am

I assume you're referring to comments like the dozen or so where they refer to the 20-something Japanese woman who died a "PRC whore" and worse? Good reading skillz they got here.

This thing has revealed a whole new layer of ugliness.

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 16 May 2012 10:23 am

Another notch...the lack of empathy astounds me, really.

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Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 16 May 2012 10:51 am

poodlek wrote:I assume you're referring to comments like the dozen or so where they refer to the 20-something Japanese woman who died a "PRC whore" and worse? Good reading skillz they got here.

This thing has revealed a whole new layer of ugliness.


There was a 40yr old Japanese woman in the taxi, and a 22yr old PRC Karaoke hostess in the Ferrari with the married man. Not to be crude, and I never condone the type of bashing I see by locals when any foreigner dies (it happens EVERY time, from maid to expat), but the description of the latter probably IS mostly accurate...

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Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 16 May 2012 10:53 am

nakatago wrote:Another notch...the lack of empathy astounds me, really.


It was sealed for me when I read a story about where some Vietnamese woman drowned in a condo pool maybe six or more months ago. The amount of vile and hate in the Facebook comments astounded me. People were cheering it as a way to reduce the foreign population... And of course I found these comments+articles because they showed up from some of my 'friends' commenting on these stories. I de-friended a couple locals I recently met that day.

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Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 16 May 2012 10:54 am

There is a video of the crash on Yahoo:
http://sg.news.yahoo.com/video-of-ferra ... sion-.html

I'm also shocked that the taxi who sees it just keeps going...

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Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 16 May 2012 11:05 am

Here is another interesting article... 'official' local media is trying to defuse the situation to point out that being a bad driver isn't limited to specific nationalities (which I agree, an ass is an ass is an ass). But the locals are now bashing the media over it:

http://temasektimes.wordpress.com/2012/ ... efend-him/

Quite sad really. These locals need to leave this cocoon for a while and see the rest of the world.

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Postby poodlek » Wed, 16 May 2012 11:17 am

zzm9980 wrote:
poodlek wrote:I assume you're referring to comments like the dozen or so where they refer to the 20-something Japanese woman who died a "PRC whore" and worse? Good reading skillz they got here.

This thing has revealed a whole new layer of ugliness.


There was a 40yr old Japanese woman in the taxi, and a 22yr old PRC Karaoke hostess in the Ferrari with the married man. Not to be crude, and I never condone the type of bashing I see by locals when any foreigner dies (it happens EVERY time, from maid to expat), but the description of the latter probably IS mostly accurate...


My mistake. Regardless... I just quoted the term most appropriately repeated in mixed company. They're being friggin' ridiculous about this.

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 16 May 2012 11:35 am

zzm9980 wrote:Quite sad really. These locals need to leave this cocoon for a while and see the rest of the world.



Nah, they just need to get their heads out of their asses. It's as if they're asking us to hold our prejudices against them! Or they're proving all those nasty stereotypes are right!

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Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 16 May 2012 12:30 pm

poodlek wrote: They're being friggin' ridiculous about this.


I agree. It is pathetic. Plenty of rich Singaporeans drive terribly also. I see them every day getting off ECP right by my place in Ferrarris, Lambos, etc. I highly doubt they're all PRC, but the local comments would make you think that.

There is a new article about the girl in the Ferrari. Local media is so bad here the way they present a story, it's hard to follow. The first half of the story explains how she is a local student, not a hostess, then the second half of the story explains she's a "Nightclub Hostess". Interesting how they won't say what nightclub, except it's "popular". In the US they'd have a dozen shots of the outside of the night club.

I can't link it here, but if you google: "Mystery Ferrari passenger identified" with the quotes, you'll find the linke to Asia 1

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Postby the lynx » Wed, 16 May 2012 12:43 pm

...and that is why I stick to paper news. The comments will only make my blood boil (and I still haven't seen them actually but from what you guys have described, I do not see the need to anymore).

I feel very very sad for the victims. It is indeed a tragic death through reckless driving. 3 lives gone; it is already bad enough.

If the locals still wanna play the dirty game on foreigners - they ought to look themselves at the mirror and talk about that 20-something-year old local girl who was only given light sentence last month after killing an elderly man last year through drunk-driving without valid license.

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Postby ecureilx » Wed, 16 May 2012 2:03 pm

All said and done, there are a lot of keyboard warriors .. and you should see the "other side" where furious attacks are being mounted saying that Singaporeans should have shown concern for the Ferrari driver, and that he was benevolent .. and also the Taxi driver was at fault for not pausing .. and not looking out for the Red Ferrari ..

err .. well, if you guys should see the 'new Singaporeans-ex-PRC' group who is bashing their own brethren for all the drama- and standing by the Singaporean taxi uncle .. etc. etc..

oh, a couple of friends ex-PRC and now Pink card holders too are in the group ..

All Keyboard warriors, says me ..

In the same subject .. how about this ?? ;)

Xenophobic ?

http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2012 ... oreigners/

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Postby Saint » Wed, 16 May 2012 2:38 pm

Of course Singaporeans are going to vent their anger and more so on the net. If this had happened in our home towns every single one of us would have the exact same feelings. Unfortunately we are the expats in this case. Many posters on here enjoy spending time local bashing so does that make you any better than the Singaporeans? No.

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Postby Nailah » Wed, 16 May 2012 2:45 pm

Saint wrote:...many posters on here enjoy spending time local bashing so does that make you any better than the Singaporeans? No.


spot on.....

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Postby Hidy Ho » Wed, 16 May 2012 3:06 pm

Saint wrote:Of course Singaporeans are going to vent their anger and more so on the net. If this had happened in our home towns every single one of us would have the exact same feelings. Unfortunately we are the expats in this case. Many posters on here enjoy spending time local bashing so does that make you any better than the Singaporeans? No.


Food for thought .... great post.


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